60% Of Rajasthan’s Elected Officials Face Re-Election Ban

  A Rajasthan-government ordinance linking electoral eligibility to educational qualifications will likely disqualify more than 60% of current village-level officials from standing for local elections.   It would immediately disqualify at least 47% of women from standing; the female literacy rate, according to the 2011 census, is only 53%.   The Rajasthan government ordinance requires … Continued